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Sandy McIntire

1 Month Ago

Images In Faa Blogs

What's an artist's blog without images? I can't tell my story without showing it in . . not maybe a thousand . . but at least a few.
Can anyone tell me how I can accomplish this? I tried just copying the the embedding link into the blog, but that didn't work.

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Kathy K McClellan

1 Month Ago

Sandy,

Did you check other discussions for an answer or did anyone answer you privately?

 

Jessica Jenney

1 Month Ago

When you create a blog there is an uploader where you can upload your image from your computer files, just like uploading your work to FAA.

 

Floyd Snyder

1 Month Ago

You can upload on image with a the FAA blog system. Most people use an outside source. It is more powerful and is actually has some circulation features. No one sees the FAA blog unless you promote them outside FAA. Might as well start outside with a better blogging system.

They may show up in Google I guess if the bots find them.

 

Floyd Snyder

1 Month Ago

https://pixels.com/showmessages.php?messageid=3292044

That link is to a thread where people are posting their blogs. Maybe they can tell you what blogging software they are using and how many are using the FAA blogs.

 

Jeff Folger

1 Month Ago

Hi Sandy, I've been blogging for years and I did create 3 on FAA but after creating them I would search for them in google and google does not see them.
I have blogs on blogger, on a wordpress hosted (free) and several self-hosted wordpress blogs (where you pay for hosting and the domain name)
On FAA unless you spend all your time dragging people off the street to read your blog no one will see them.

I am both found by my social media links and my site comes up in the search engines like google and bing.

I hope this helps a bit.

 

If dragging people in off the street is what always needs to be done... then the blog is pretty much a non-starter. Like the Artists Web Site provided... it seems to have no cyber attention. Almost like a facade to make one feel as though they have their own special place.

It seems that everything revolves around pointing potential buyers to the mother ship. And being found there is a bit of a crapshoot.

I can remember a time when images were not a problem in those blogs. Used to be able to embed an image in the comments too!

 

Jeff Folger

1 Month Ago

I know that I used to show up in Google for my AW but now only pixels and FAA show up.
I use my blog as my outside portal to lead people to my AW....
Over 167,000 views last year... on my blog.

 

Frank J Casella

1 Month Ago

Sandy, here is my thread about FAA blogs. They are a great tool, and the image you post is automatically reduced in size (in case someone does a right-click-save thing.

What I do is a screen shot of my work on FAA with the FAA watermark, and save it to my computer as a JPG. Then upload to the blog. My blog show up all the time on outside search as well.

https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=3875066

If that link doesn't work try to copy and paste this on to a new window. https://pixels.com/showmessages.php?messageid=3875066

 

Jeff Folger

1 Month Ago

Frank, we've had this conversation. Make sure you tell her how it's a good tool for you.
What I said up above was not wrong but it was the funny way that you use it.
I know you find that it works for you but it is not searchable so it does no work for you.
You do the work sharing it with your email subscribers and that's fine. But the rest of us want it to be found in google and to bring people to our AWs... New people that may not know us and wouldn't know our art if they didn't find our blogs.

Glen is actually right. The AWs don't work for us, we are the ones doing all the heavy lifting. So I want my blog to work for me 24/7/365.
The blogs on FAA/Pixels do nothing more than take up space.
I do agree it works for you but dont give the impression that it will bring traffic to a person's AW.

My 2 cents...

 

Jennifer White

1 Month Ago

Sandy, I used to write blogs on FAA but changed to doing the blogs on my main website and including links to FAA in my personal blog. As far as I found was you could only have one image on the FAA blog and I wanted to include more. The blogs help my main website get more traffic and then they click on the links to my FAA AW site.

 

Frank J Casella

1 Month Ago

Jeff - Jessica, Floyd, and I tried to answer Sandy's questions, everyone else, it seems to me, came in with an opinion other than what was asked ...

 

Jeff Folger

1 Month Ago

Well Frank, you are very correct she did not. But I also feel new folks need clear info as to the usefulness of the blogs on the site.
You are the biggest champion for their usage and I wish to make the counter point known.
Sorry if this is disruptive and I will log out of this conversation.

 

Marlena Leach

11 Days Ago

Can anyone tell me why I do not see an upload option on my blog page? I am trying to create a blog and want to upload illustrations.

 

Frank J Casella

11 Days Ago

In the edit page for your blog, there is one field for an image ... you are allowed one image per blog post.

 

Jessica Jenney

11 Days Ago

Marlena did you click on "create new blog"? There is an upload option for images.

 

Marlena Leach

11 Days Ago

Yes, I did. I want to thank everyone for the responses. I have learned it is best to use the premium site. Frank confirmed my thinking to make a collection of the images I would want someone to view and send them a link to that collection. Also, I understand that the blog becomes live when the premium site is used, otherwise, the pixel is only for text. I don't understand the purpose of the blog if you can not upload more than one image, especially for artists. Or am I missing something, Maybe the thinking is to put a link on your blog to direct viewers to your premium site to view the images there.
Thank you for your interest in helping me. A few responses have been most helpful. It would be nice if the FAA had a clear description of how to set up a blog and what you can and can not do. Also, describing the differences of uses between the pixel page or premium page. Too, much to figure out on your own when you are focused on the art part. It's like peeling an onion when searching for help. But, you all have been a great support. Much appreciated.
Best,
Marlena

 

Travel Pics

10 Days Ago

We can add as many images as we like if we post HTML in the blog, via our custom websites.

https://travel-pics.pixels.com/myblog.html

The images won't show up in Fine Art America version - https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/travel-pics?tab=blog - but then no-one really finds the Fine Art America blogs, as the stats illustrate:

https://fineartamerica.com/blogs.html

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🌎 Michel
📷 Photos.TravelNotes.org

 

Marlena Leach

10 Days Ago

Hi,

So, if I understand correctly: go to my pixel.com website, not the premium website, then click on blog tab, then upload a picture there? Sorry, I need a step by step illustration.
Thank you for your help.
Marlena

 

Itsonlythemoon -

10 Days Ago

@travel pics beat me to it! I was just about to say on the premium site you can add additional images by using html - they show up for anyone reading your blog on there - but they don't show up if people are reading via Fine Art America (& presumably Pixels)

So on my premium site the images (and links) show up: https://itsonlythemoon.pixels.com/blogs/valentines-day-art-gift-guide-2020.html

But on Fine Art America only the image via the image loader shows up: https://fineartamerica.com/blogs/valentines-day-art-gift-guide-2020.html

You can then direct people to either your premium site blog (where the images and links show up) or your own blog (which I've recently started to do as it gives me more options).

For the html links - some people include them in the text section of the link too - so that they show up on Fine Art America and people can copy and paste the link - rather than click on the link below. I prefer to have the text as much as possible and try to direct people to the button to click for more info.

 

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